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Embracing Failure and Encouraging Resilience

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Steps to success

Presented by Opal Davis Dawson, Faculty, ASCD

Sponsored by ASCD

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Discover the secrets to achieving academic and personal success in this interactive edWebinar! Join us as we delve into the vital domains of developing growth mindsets and nurturing student resilience. Beyond textbooks and tests, we explore the power of adaptability, embracing challenges, and learning from setbacks.

In this engaging session, we invite you to uncover practical strategies beyond traditional teaching methods. Learn how to inspire your students to persist and persevere in adversity, equipping them with essential life skills. We also delve into the profound impact of responding to students’ challenges with grace and understanding, igniting the flame of a growth mindset within them.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Opal Davis Dawson

About the Presenter

Opal Davis Dawson is an author, educational consultant, coach, and award-winning PreK–5 public Montessori school principal with nearly 30 years of experience in education. While principal, she led her school in the implementation of the Understanding by Design® framework, with a focus on early childhood and primary school. Also, during her tenure, Opal led her school’s implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) to work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Opal has taught, led, and consulted in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools, and her work spans small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts. She supports school leaders, district leaders, and teachers nationally and internationally in planning and implementing improvement initiatives, capacity building, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse student populations and instructional best practices. Opal holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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